Profits are higher than ever at oil companies Chevron and Shell. Yet across the globe, from the Ecuadorian jungle, to the Niger Delta in Nigeria, to the courtrooms and streets of New York and San Ramon, Calif., people are fighting back against the world's oil giants.
Keywords: Chevron; Shell; Niger Delta; Ogoni; Ken Saro-Wiwa; Oronto Douglas; Amy Goodman; Democracy Now!
"Two Men Who Stood Under the Plunderers' Knives" column by Amy Goodma Ken Saro-Wiwa and Alberto Pizango never met, but they are united by a passion for the preservation of their people and their land, and by the fervor with which they were targeted by their respective governments. Saro-Wiwa was executed by the Nigerian government Nov. 10, 1995. Pizango this week was charged by the Peruvian government with sedition and rebellion, and narrowly eluded capture, taking refuge in the Nicaraguan Embass...
Keywords: Niger Delta; Shell Oil; Ken Saro-Wiwa; Alberto Pizango; Peru; Indigenous; Nigeria; Amy Goodman; Democracy Now!